The Rise of France’s Far Right Youth – VICE

How did Generation Identity go from being the most high-profile and influential far-right groups in Europe, to being de-platformed and banned in their country of origin? Repackaging classic far-right ideas for millennials, Generation Identity consciously eschewed the stereotypical far-right aesthetics and language – binning the bomber jackets and talking about culture instead of race, inContinue reading “The Rise of France’s Far Right Youth – VICE”

Tennessee fires top vaccine official as COVID-19 shows signs of new spread

The Tennessee state government on Monday fired its top vaccination official, becoming the latest of about two dozen states to lose years of institutional knowledge about vaccines in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. The termination comes as the virus shows new signs of spread in Tennessee, and the more-transmissible delta variant surfaces in greater numbers. Dr.Continue reading “Tennessee fires top vaccine official as COVID-19 shows signs of new spread”

KUPER ISLAND ~ Residential School Survivors Documentary

Residential schools, reconciliation added to curriculum for B.C. Up until now B.C. students didn’t typically learn about residential schools until Grade 11 social studies. But this fall, new curriculum material will be available for Grades 5, 10, 11 and 12. KUPER ISLAND: Return to the Healing Circle. Residential School Survivors. It was the Kuper IslandContinue reading “KUPER ISLAND ~ Residential School Survivors Documentary”

B.C. First Nation says more than 160 unmarked graves found

Penelakut Tribe notifies neighbouring communities about discovery The Penelakut Tribe in B.C.’s Southern Gulf Islands says it has found more than 160 “undocumented and unmarked” graves in the area, which was also once home to the Kuper Island Residential School. The tribe informed neighbouring First Nations communities of the discovery in a newsletter posted online on Monday morning.Continue reading “B.C. First Nation says more than 160 unmarked graves found”

Sula: Crash Course Literature 309

This week, John is talking about Toni Morrison’s novel of friendship, betrayal, and loss, Sula. Sula tells the story of two African American girls, the town where they grew up, the tragic even that was central to their youth, and the very different people they became.

QAnon’s new ‘plan’? Run for school board

In the wake of Donald Trump’s 2020 election defeat, many QAnon followers have hatched a plan: run for school board or local office, spread the gospel of Q, but don’t call it QAnon. Drake Wuertz came to the school board meeting in Seminole County, Florida, in late June with a message familiar to those whoContinue reading “QAnon’s new ‘plan’? Run for school board”

EU urged to suspend funds to Hungary over ‘grave breaches of the rule of law’

Action follows Viktor Orbán passing law banning LGBT content in schools and mishandling of EU funds Ursula von der Leyen is being urged to suspend EU funds to Hungary to force Viktor Orbán to address concerns over politicised courts and corruption. MEPs who work on the European parliament’s budgetary control committee are calling on the EuropeanContinue reading “EU urged to suspend funds to Hungary over ‘grave breaches of the rule of law’”

HK leader says ‘ideologies’ pose security risk, teenagers need to be monitored

Hong Kong leader Carrie Lam said on Tuesday “ideologies” posed risks to national security and urged parents, teachers and religious leaders to observe the behaviour of teenagers and report those who break the law to the authorities. The financial hub has taken a swift authoritarian turn since China’s imposition of a sweeping national security lawContinue reading “HK leader says ‘ideologies’ pose security risk, teenagers need to be monitored”

San Diego County high school stripped of basketball title over tortilla-throwing incident

The California Interscholastic Federation announced Wednesday that it has vacated the Coronado High School boys’ basketball team’s Division 4-A regional championship title following an incident in which tortillas were flung at players from rival Orange Glen High School, a mostly Latino school. “After a thorough review and analysis of the incident following the conclusion ofContinue reading “San Diego County high school stripped of basketball title over tortilla-throwing incident”

UK students want tuition fees refunded as they face third year online

Universities are still waiting for clarity on social-distancing rules before deciding on mix of teaching, Observer survey finds Students are facing a third successive year of online learning, after an Observer analysis suggested that most universities are planning to offer a mix of in-person seminars and online lectures when term begins again this autumn. It prompted freshContinue reading “UK students want tuition fees refunded as they face third year online”

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